Ketamine: A Miraculous Drug to Treat Severe Depression

By: | February 21st, 2016

Today, depression and anxiety are affecting people more than ever. Current depression treatments normally take weeks to work and in some cases they might not work at all.

But things are going to change soon!

Ketamine is a drug that is found to have an amazing effect in curing severe depression. It has shown efficacy in treating symptoms within minutes or hours. Experts describe it as “The most significant advance in mental health in more than half a century.”

Also known as “Special K,” the drug was earlier used as an anesthetic in emergency rooms, but researchers noticed that it is an effective antidepressant and helpful in treating the kind of severe depression that traditional antidepressants often don’t touch.

Ketamine not only has a fast and effective antidepressant effect, but it also puts a quick end to suicidal thinking.

Ketamine is no doubt showing wonderful results. But it is at a very initial stage, and a lot of research and work is to be done to know more about the long-term benefits and risks involved with its use.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. You can also find Nidhi on Google+.

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